Shareholders of Harris & Harris Group, Inc. may be interested to read the "Innovations" article by Gary Stix on pages 34-35 of the July 2002 issue of Scientific American entitled, "Breaking the Mold," and subtitled, "Big-name researchers are moving to commercialize nanomanufacturing." This article covers, among other topics, Professor Stephen Y. Chou and NanoOpto Corp.
Harris & Harris Group invested $625,000 in NanoOpto earlier this year. Harris & Harris Group announced in February, 2002, that all of our new investments will be in small technology, including nanotechnology, microsystems and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology. Including NanoOpto, our most recent five investments have been in small technology.
Harris & Harris Group is a Business Development Company with 8,864,231 common shares outstanding.
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